The Best and Worst French Bulldog Treats

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The Best and Worst French Bulldog Treats: A Guide To Healthy Snacking

Have you ever met a French Bulldog that doesn’t love a treat? I know our Frenchie does but what a choice we all have as owners of these dogs. Most importantly, we keep them away from deadly treats like raisins and chocolate, to name a couple.

This post looks at the best and the worst foods to be given as French Bulldog treats. As a Frenchie owner, you want to reward your dog with tasty snacks while keeping them healthy. Let’s look at good treat choices for Frenchies along with some foods to avoid.

Healthy Options for French Bulldog Treats

There are so many healthy options to give your Frenchie and with a little homework with Google, you can start to test some different foods with your Frenchie.

Lean Proteins

Frenchies do well with protein-rich treats like boiled chicken, turkey , turkey jerky (unsalted), hard-boiled eggs, or shrimp. Proteins support muscle development. What does your Frenchie like? The absolute French Bulldog treat for our Frenchie, Leia, is cooked turkey or chicken – she loves it, making it easy to hide medication in it!

Fruits and Vegetables

Fresh or dehydrated produce makes low-calorie vitamin-packed French Bulldog treats they can enjoy. Try sweet potatoes, carrots, apples, bananas, and cucumber. Trying new foods can be fun for Frenchies, like with Leia below in the video trying Banana for the first time. 

Low-Fat Cheese

 I have never tried small mozzarella cubes as a French Bulldog treat, but they provide calcium and protein while being lower in fat than other cheeses, so as Leia loves hard cheeses, I will definitely try them.  Cheese can be motivating for training in moderation.

Natural French Bulldog Treats

These are becoming more common in pet stores, food markets and independent shops focused on providing dogs with healthy foods. Some examples would be things like dried meat products like some below:

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A selection of treats (all duck!) that Leia likes

Not-So-Great French Bulldog Treats

 Many commercial-produced dog treats contain high salt levels, sugar, artificial preservatives, and empty calories that can upset a Frenchie’s sensitive stomach. These include things such as milkbones, grocery bakery treats, beef hides/hooves, and salted jerkies.

However……….

Some of these products are like caviar to our dogs. Do you know what I mean?
The absolute favourite French Bulldog treat for our Frenchie is gravy bones! She will do anything for one of these!

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We are very aware of the additives so we ration Leia to just three of these delicious French Bulldog treats a day. 

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These are the Seven Worst French Bulldog Treats as they are Toxic

Toxic French Bulldog Treats

Contrary to common belief – especially with non-dog owners – three foods mistaken as good French Bulldog treats are:

1. Chocolate – Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, which are toxic to dogs. Even small amounts can cause serious health issues. Dark chocolate is even more toxic.

2. Grapes and Raisins – These can cause kidney failure in dogs, and it’s still unclear which compound causes this reaction. Therefore, they should be avoided entirely.

3. Onions and Garlic– These kitchen staples can cause oxidative damage to red blood cells in dogs, leading to anaemia. This includes foods seasoned with onion or garlic powder.

4. Xylitol – This artificial sweetener can drastically drop a dog’s blood sugar and cause liver failure, which can be fatal.

5. Alcohol – Alcoholic beverages may cause vomiting, breathing issues, coma, or death in dogs.

6. Caffeine – Like chocolate, the caffeine in coffee, tea, and soda is toxic and potentially life-threatening. 

7. Macadamia Nuts – These nuts can affect a dog’s digestive and nervous systems causing weakness, vomiting, tremors, and hyperthermia.

When treating your beloved Frenchie, stick to simple, healthy snacks without excessive salt, fat, and preservatives. And never give anything containing ingredients that are toxic to dogs. Your Frenchie will happily enjoy fresh fruits, veggies, and lean proteins while staying safe and healthy.

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Disclaimer: This blog post is intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered as professional veterinary or nutritional advice. We are not certified nutritionists or veterinarians. Always consult with a professional veterinarian regarding the health and diet of your pet. Additionally, this article does not contain affiliate links, and we are not receiving any financial benefits from mentioning the products listed within.

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